Gender gap at education level is shrinking, but women are still under-represented in research and innovation

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The number of female students and graduates at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels has grown steadily over the last years. However, women are still under-represented in research and innovation careers. These are some of the key findings of the European Commission’s She Figures 2021 […]

The gender gap and health care: tackling the problem at its roots

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Feriel Arezki, a 5th year medical student from Bejaia, Algeria. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view on […]

Bridging gender gap in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Tooba Khursheed, who hails from India, an aspiring student pursuing medicine in Kyrgyzstan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

Gender gap: This is how we can build an equal economic recovery

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The latest Agenda Dialogues brought together global leaders to look at how we can mitigate the impact of the pandemic on women. Women have been disproportionately affected by the recession caused by […]

Women in leadership: eliminating the gender gap in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Rafaela Carvalho Granero, a second-year medical student at the Barretos School of Health Sciences Dr. Paulo Prata, campus in Barretos, SP – Brazil. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

Women in leadership: closing the gender gap in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Monika Hejnowicz, a fifth-year medical student in Poland, at Wroclaw Medical University. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s view […]

The gender gap in medicine: why must it be closed?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Maria Clara Jorge Rodrigues, fifth period medical student at Centro Universitário do Planalto Central Apparecido dos Santos – UNICEPLAC. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

Tackling the Gender Gap in Medicine Requires Tackling the Gender Gap in Burnout

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Marcela Trocha, a second year medical student at Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) in Poland. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not […]

Gender gap in medicine: from when, why and until when?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Ludmila Cavalcante Agra, a 19 year-old medical student at the Federal University of Campina Grande and is part of the IFMSA-Brazil UFCG Committee. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

The roots and effects of the gender gap in medicine on current and future female doctors

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Esther Perinni, a 18 years 1th year medical student at Vila Velha University. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Natalie Marchant, Writer, Formative Content Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report. A workforce highly qualified in science and tech disciplines is vital to filling the skills shortage […]

Women in leadership: closing the gender gap in medicine

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Camila Medranda, a third-year medical student at “Facultad Ciencias de la Salud Eugenio Espejo” of Equinoctial University of Technology (UTE), Quito, Ecuador. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong […]

This UK campaign is working to close the politics gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content It will take145.5 years to attain gender parity in politics globally, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report. In the UK, there are still twice as many male as […]

4 ‘big bets’ to close the post-pandemic gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content COVID-19 has caused the gender gap to widen dramatically. But if countries take four ‘big bets’ there is a way to start closing the gap again. We need all nations to take […]

Bridging the Gender Gap: Necessity and its Relevance in Today’s World

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Pratima Jasti, a 2nd year medical student at MBSS in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer […]

3 ways to make the 2020s the decade we close the gender gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum At the present rate of progress, it could take us nearly 100 years to get to gender parity. Since 2006, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index has been measuring […]

Mind the (gender) gap: why we should stand together on inclusion

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Beth Bovis, Vice President & Partner, A.T. Kearney The theme of International Women’s Day 2019 was building a gender-balanced world. In a way, we are living through a time of great hope for equality. It’s now very clear that […]

Will AI make the gender gap in the workplace harder to close?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sue Duke, Senior Director, Public Policy, LinkedIn Each year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report examines the state of gender parity in the world of work. This year, the report found that while the global gender gap […]

Understanding the gender gap in the Global South

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Gillwald, Research ICT Africa and the University of Cape Town Despite there being no accurate data available at the global level to support claims currently being made in various gender and information and communication technology (ICT) indices, […]